Local boys win badminton tournament

JULIE BERTRAND/Independent reporter

Three badminton players from Stettler Middle School dominated their age category at the Central Western Alberta Junior High Athletic Association’s badminton tournament, which took place in Sylvan Lake on May 14, bringing home gold medals.

Stettler’s Kyle Poapst and Drew Cassidy placed first in Grade 7 boys’ doubles, winning their final two games 21-16 and 21-18.

They have been partners throughout the school year.

While Poapst has been playing badminton since he was eight years old, Cassidy only started playing badminton seriously this year.

Their classmate John Langford finished first in Grade 7 boys’ singles. He won his final two games 21-11 and 21-12. Langford has been playing badminton for the past four years.

The tournament was the last event of the school badminton season.

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